On August 26, 2023, the Initiative for Community Advancement, Hoop Fond, hosted their much-anticipated annual Women’s High Tea event. This gathering was more than just a social affair; it was a powerful demonstration of unity and commitment towards addressing the pressing issue of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in all its forms.

Hoop Fond, founded with the noble aim of supporting projects that combat GBV, has been tirelessly working to gather the necessary resources to create a significant impact on this critical community issue. The Women’s High Tea event was a shining example of their dedication and the community’s collective spirit in the fight against GBV.

The event was a resounding success, thanks to the unwavering support of their funders, guests, and supporters. It was a day filled with warmth, camaraderie, and a shared determination to create change. Here are some highlights from this impactful occasion:

  1. Inspiring Conversations: The event featured insightful discussions about GBV, its different forms, and the role each one of us can play in eradicating it. These conversations were not only enlightening but also inspiring, sparking a renewed commitment among attendees to tackle this issue head-on.
  2. Empowering Stories: Survivors of GBV shared their stories of resilience and triumph. Their courage served as a reminder that, even in the face of adversity, change is possible. It fueled the determination of those present to work towards a world free from violence.
  3. Solidarity and Support: The sense of solidarity in the room was palpable. Guests, funders, and supporters joined hands to pledge their continued support for Hoop Fond’s mission. It was heartening to witness the community’s collective resolve to make a real difference.
  4. Fundraising Success: The event exceeded expectations in terms of fundraising. The generous contributions of attendees will go a long way in funding projects that directly address GBV, providing support to survivors, and spreading awareness to prevent future incidents.
  5. Gratitude: Hoop Fond expressed heartfelt gratitude to everyone who contributed to the success of the event. They recognized that without the support of funders, guests, and supporters, their mission would be an uphill battle. Together, they have taken a significant step forward in combating GBV.

As we reflect on the success of Hoop Fond’s Annual Women’s High Tea event, we are reminded that change is a collective effort. By coming together, we can create a community where GBV has no place, and every individual, regardless of their gender, can live a life free from fear and violence.

The event served as a reminder that each one of us has the power to make a difference. Whether through financial support, raising awareness, or simply being a compassionate presence, we can all contribute to the cause of ending GBV. Let Hoop Fond’s success inspire us to continue working towards a safer, more equitable world for all. Together, we can turn the tide against GBV and build a brighter future for our communities.